“What’s lacking here isn’t new ideas, but process,” Hargreaves said. “We’re calling upon government today to create a permanent housing roundtable that will add more rigour to the policy-making process in BC and create a structure that better utilizes the broad collection of expertise within the market and non-market housing organizations that can be brought to the table.”
Closer collaboration between housing experts, governments, and non-market groups will ensure the creation of a more thorough review and advisory panel that can sift through new ideas, policy, and legislation.
“On-the-ground real estate expertise is underutilized in the policy process,” Hargreaves said. “The only outcome here would be stronger and more effective housing policy.”